Mar 24, 2021Full time
Do you have recent and relevant experience in a Canadian Hospital Laboratory? Do you enjoy challenging and rewarding work? We are hiring for Medical Laboratory Technologists 1, Core Laboratory. The benefits of practicing in the north include working in the largest lab in the territory, a highly competitive salary, and excellent work/life balance. Apply today! Why the Northwest Territories? Located above the 60th parallel, the Northwest Territories awaits with seemingly endless lakes and unmatched vistas. The opportunities available in our communities are perfect for the outdoors enthusiast looking for adventure, a healthy work/life balance, and an escape from the hustle of the big city. Home to the Capital City of the Northwest Territories, Yellowknife is a captivating mix of city life and untamed wilderness. Fully stocked with the essential businesses and services of a southern city, Yellowknife also embraces its quirky northern roots with colourful houseboats, world-famous fish shacks and houses springing up from the rocks. Whether you want to catch the latest plays at the Northern Arts and Cultural Centre, take in one of our many music and cultural festivals, enjoy delicious dining opportunities ranging from Korean to Ethiopian food to our summer farmer’s market, or explore the surrounding environment by snowmobile, skis, boat, or float-plane, Yellowknife has you covered. About the Work The Medical Laboratory Technologist 1, Core Laboratory analyzes samples and conducts individual patient tests using both complex laboratory instrumentation and manual techniques. This position performs routine laboratory analysis in chemistry, hematology, transfusion medicine, and specimen collection and handling activities. While performing analysis the incumbent must be able to recognize normal and atypical findings and initiate the appropriate action. Accurate testing allows the practitioner to properly diagnose medical conditions and arrange for proper care and treatment which ultimately impacts on a patients morbidity. This accurate and timely testing also assists public health teams address regional or territorial health issues in an effective manner. As the largest laboratory in the Northwest Territories, the hospital laboratory is often chosen to participate in National Programs and committees; in the absence of a local pathologist, the incumbent collaborates with the Technical Supervisor, Core Laboratory to ensure that Stanton Territorial Hospital conforms to internal and external policies/standards. There are three (3) positions currently available in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. Typically these positions require a recognized Medical Laboratory Technology Program at a minimum of a diploma or degree level from an accredited Canadian Post-Secondary Institution. Internationally trained Medical Laboratory Technologists must have at least three (3) years of working experience in a Canadian Hospital Laboratory as a Medical Laboratory Technologist (in core laboratory). Applicants must have recent, relevant experience (within the past five (5) years) in all of the core laboratory disciplines including: Chemistry; Hematology; Transfusion Medicine; Urinalysis; specimen collection from adults, children and neonates. Applicants must be registered with the Canadian Society of Medical Laboratory Science at the General Registered Technologist designation. New graduates waiting to write their certification examination will be considered however; registration must be achieved prior to beginning employment with Laboratory Services. Registration must be maintained throughout the period of employment with Laboratory Services. These are bona fide requirements, equivalencies will not be considered. What are the Benefits? In addition to highly competitive salaries, the Northwest Territories offers a Northern Living Allowance ($3,700 for Yellowknife), health and dental benefits, a generous pension plan, and outstanding leave benefits including deferred leave options. On top of that, we offer relocation assistance, along with professional development opportunities and education support. To find out more about living in the Northwest Territories, check out: https://spectacularnwt.com/destinations/north-slave/city-yellowknife https://yktourism.ca/ https://ykonline.ca/ Want to hear a first-hand account of what it’s like being a Health & Social Services professional in the Northwest Territories? Check out our employee profile page at: https://www.practicenwt.ca/en/employee-profiles Interested in knowing a little more about practicing in the Northwest Territories? Please feel free to send us an email , or visit www.PracticeNWT.ca and https://www.facebook.com/practicenwt/ for more information on living and working in the Northwest Territories.